Maurice Leitch Manuscripts - A new donation for Special Collections

Special Collections & Archives are pleased to add the draft manuscript papers of Maurice Leitch to Special Collections holdings.

Selection of manuscripts from the Maurice Leitch manuscripts donated to Special Collections in October 2020.
A small sample of the manuscripts donated.

Maurice Leitch, originally from Northern Ireland has a successful career as a novelist and also with the BBC as a producer/writer. His works include novels, short stories, dramas, screenplays and television documentaries, amongst them his prize winning novels Liberty Lad and Silver's City. His most recent novel, Gone to Earth, was published in 2019.

Now a resident in London, he contacted Special Collections about depositing the draft manuscripts of his novels, short stories, plays and writing, which we were very grateful to accept. Twenty eight box files were delivered to Special Collections on Friday 09 October. The manuscripts will be available for consultation when they have been listed.

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